"February, 2022" USED To Mean Far Future . . .
Updated: Feb 7, 2022
It's a downright cold Saturday morning as I write to you from the comfort of my Libroffice (library office. It was either that or Temple of Tales . . . I'll keep working on it.) with big news!
That's right, Vision Tales issue #0 is fresh from the printers! Last night, we announced it over on Daniel's YouTube channel, Psychonaut Sessions. (Subscribe if you haven't already.) We are both over-the-moon excited about this comic, agreeing that it is hands down the very best collaboration we've ever done (so far.) So come and see us at Planet Comicon this April and get your very own copy, along with TONS of other stuff!
In other Aaron/Daniel news, we discuss our top five solo creator projects in the latest episode of our YouTube show Mine To 5 (and if you haven't watched it yet, you should do so now. I'll wait). While gearing up for it, though, we discovered that we each had some holes in our individual FCB (fantastic comic books) databases. That prompted a HUGE book swap to see the situation set right.
So, this is my reading for the next couple of weeks:
American Barbarian by Tom Scioli
By totally judging a book by its cover, this does indeed look like something I'd dig. Barbarians, dinosaurs, and big swords?
Plus, Daniel says it has Thundarr in its DNA. Sold!
Battling Boy by Paul Pope
Daniel seemed personally offended that I'd never read any of Pope's work. That is being remedied now.
Black Hole by Charles Burns
I'm a big horror fan but have allowed comics to become woefully underrepresented in my consumption. This should start to set things straight.
The Maximortal by Rick Veitch
I'm very familiar with Rick Veitch's work via DC—Swamp Thing, Jonah Hex, Sgt. Rock—Tomorrow Stories for America's Best Comics, and Miracleman for Eclipse, but hadn't read anything that was entirely his baby.
Scout by Timothy Truman
Much like Veitch, I'm already familiar with Truman's pencils through his work on Conan for Darkhorse. I'm a massive fan of that, so I'm looking forward to this one.
Serious Creatures by Tony McMillen
I caught an excerpt from this in Wizerd: The Comix Megazine #1 and jumped at the chance to read the entire thing. Plus, Tony's Friday the 13th Part IX was dope as hell!
Static by Matt Lesniewski
I follow Matt on Instagram, and his work blows me away. I don't even care what this one is about so much as I'm here for his art!
Uzumaki by Junji Ito
More horror, which is fantastic, but I also get to read it right to left, which, for some reason, I'm really looking forward to trying.
X-Men Grand Design by Ed Piskor
The hype around this series has become legendary in my various circles. I'm finally going to get to see what it's all about!
All of this reading (not counting non-comic books) is just what I need to keep my writing sharp. I'll do personal project updates in another post, but suffice to say, gearing up for the big show in April has shifted some things around. Regardless, 2022 will be an enormous year from me, so stay tuned!